Monday, February 28, 2011

Sweet Kiki La Rue

Happy Monday everyone!  I hope you all had a great weekend! The card I made today is using one of the first digi stamps that I bought last year.  Isn't she cute?

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Inky Impressions - Spots & Stripes
7 Kids College Fund - Calling All Squares
Digi Doodle - Spots/Dots
The Play Date Cafe - Color inspiration
Colour Create - 3 Fruits (cherry, orange, kiwi)
Crafts 4 Eternity - Easel Card
Anyone for Anya and Friends?  - Sketch
Secret Crafter - Sweet Treats
Crafty Pad - Something Yummy for your Tummy
Creative Inspirations - Stripes
Make it Colourful - Light Source Top Left

Thanks for stopping by.  Enjoy the rest of your day!

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Cupcake Inspirations 100th Challenge

Happy Sunday everyone!  I know I typically don't have much to post on the weekends, but today is special!  I was asked to be the Guest Designer over at Cupcake Inspirations!  Having never been a guest designer and the fact that it's their 100th challenge, I felt a bit of pressure to make a wonderful card using their inspiration photo.  Here is the Cupcake Inspiration for their challenge this week.

How yummy is that!  I love the soft pastel colors in the photo and thought they would work well for an Easter card (you can never start too early on those Easter cards).  Here is my card.

This cute bunny image is from DigiStamp Boutique.  I sewed the bottom panels, added the ribbon, button, twine, a few butterflies, pearl accents, and of course some Stickles.  The sentiment is computer generated.

Now you'll want to be sure to play in this week's Cupcake Inspriations Challenge because they have not one, but 4 prizes that they will be giving away!  The prizes are:

The Octopode Factory - $10 store credit
Anita Be Stampin - $15 store credit
Robyn's Fetish - Special prize pack with several digi's plus 1 digital paper pack
Plus this awesome Cosmo Cricket prize pack offered by Rachel Hope of Cupcake Inspirations.

So be sure to head over to Cupcake Inspirations for your chance to win one of these awesome prizes!

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

The Shabby Tea Room - Buttons and Bows
Digital Tuesday - Punches
C.R.A.F.T. - Color Palette
Paper Cutz - Spring
Pink Gem - Buttons, Brads, Beads, and/or Bows 
BasicGrey Challenges  - Sketch (I used my BG Euphoria papers)
DigiStamp Boutique - Monthly contest using their stamps

That's it for me.  I hope everyone is having a wonderful weekend!

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Have you heard of Wee Memories?

If not you can check them out here.  During the week they post inspirational cards and projects, and on Saturday's you can find their challenges with their wonderful sponsors.  Plus you can find Wee Memories on Facebook!

Be sure to check out Wee Memories today for their next challenge so you can take part in the fun.  And don't miss out on the great giveaway they've got going right now.

Have a great weekend!  Be on the lookout for a special post I'll have tomorrow. 

Thursday, February 24, 2011

By LORi Designs Challenge #6

Well, here we are for another By LORi Designs Color Challenge.  Here is this week's color palette.

I had a pretty easy time with this one.  I knew I wanted to use these K & Co. papers and the great sketch at Craft Your Days Away.  Here's what I came up with.

My card features Puddle Jumper Birthday Emma.  She comes with the "Happy Birthday" sentiment as well as a cute little present (not shown on this card).  I stitched the bottom two panels, added Diamond Glaze to the balloons and popped one up from the card.  I also added Stickles to her hair bow and the bow on her dress.  A pink ribbon w/white stitching is tied around the corner of the card and a blue button with skinny mauve ribbon complete the center of the bow.  Finally I put pearls in each corner of the card to finish it off.

Be sure to stop by the By LORi Designs Challenge Blog to get some inspiration from the other DT members.  Don't forget to use a BLD image (Some are as cheap as $1!).  The winner gets a free digi from the BLD Shop and has the opportunity to be our guest designer for the following challenge.  Let me know if you participate b/c I'd love to see what you come up with.  

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

A Spoonfull of Sugar - Birthday Wishes
Scrap-Creations - Birthday Cards

Have a great Thursday and I hope to have something new tomorrow!

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Corner Bookmark

I've been wanting to make one of these for a while and I finally got to it.  I followed the Splitcoaststampers tutorial here and it was a piece of cake.  The great thing is that these make wonderful gifts, plus it's a great way to use up some of those extra scraps of paper you might have lying around.  The stamp is from Stampin' Up!.  I stitched the panels separately, added the ribbon, charm, a few flowers, pearls, rhinestones, and some Stickles.  Let me know what you think.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Dutch Dare Card Challenges - Sparkle/Glitter/Bling
The Latte Lounge - Flowers
Ooh La La Creations - Pink, Pink, and more Pink
Bunny Zoe's Crafts - Spring...Flowers Everywhere!!!
Paper Works Co.  - Recipe
Flutterby Wednesday - Open w/butterfly, fairy, or angel

I hope everyone had a wonderful Wednesday and don't forget to check back tomorrow for my By LORi Designs Challenge card!

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Birthday Gus

Happy Tuesday everyone!  Hope you all have some gorgeous weather like we do here.  So have you all met Gus from Bugaboo Stamps?  I have to say that Gus is one of my favorite characters there. Here he is looking happy to be holding a bouquet of balloons. I used some new Bo Bunny papers that I got. I hated to cut them up b/c they are great for a man's card. I stitched the panels (inside & out), added the seam binding down the middle and the buttons with some twine (I'm gonna have to get more of this stuff!). I stacked the balloons for dimension and also added some Diamond Glaze to the balloons and to his glasses.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Sweet Sketch Wednesday - Sketch
Paper Sundaes - Masculine Colors
Craft Your Passion - Male Card or Project
Simon Says Stamp and Show - Stripes
Cards for Men - Recipe

I hope everyone is off to a great Tuesday morning!

Monday, February 21, 2011

Get Well Wishes

Happy Monday!  I hope everyone had a great weekend and had lots of fun!  Back to cards for me...This card actually came together fairly easily once we all agreed on the DP I would use.  This sweet stamp is Elisabeth Bell and the sentiment is from a Waltzingmouse set that I won a few weeks ago (yeah me!).  I had picked up a few more colors of tulle and made another flower, this one from pink and purple glitter tulle.  I also used a new MS butterfly punch that I got this weekend.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Wild Orchid Challenges - Sketch
Magical Monday Challenge - Lace
Fab 'n' Funky - Make Your Own Embellishment
Simon Says Stamp - Make Your Own Embellishment
Aly's Sunday Challenge - Get Well
PaperPlay Challenges  - Add Shine
Papertake Weekly  - Putting on the Glitz
Dutch Dare  - Sparkle/Glitter/Bling
Crafty Purple Frog  - A Touch of Magic

I hope to get one more card posted today so you might see me back later.

Friday, February 18, 2011

Birthday Wishes Tilda

Here's another card I made using this cute Tilda stamp.  I also used one of my new paper pads from MME.  I saw a few people use the papers on their blogs and knew I had to have them. 

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Sketch Saturday - Sketch
Magnolia Stamp Lovers  - Pastel
All That Scraps Magnolia Challenge - Let's Celebrate Birthdays
Meljen's Designs - Happy Birthday!!
The Kraft Journal - It's Hip to be Square

Thanks for stopping by!  I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend!

Thursday, February 17, 2011

By LORi Designs Challenge 5

Happy Thursday!  Only one more day until the weekend.  We've got wonderful weather here, so I'm hoping it will last through the weekend.   On to this weeks challenge at By LORi Designs.  We have a color challenge.  I like these color challenges b/c you get to see colors paired together that you might not normally combine.  I'm pretty happy with how this card turned out.  I got to use some new BasicGrey paper that worked out wonderfully for this challenge.  Here are the colors.

And here's my card.  I used this cute little Bumble Bee image.

Be sure to head over to the By LORi Designs Challenge Blog and play along for your chance to win a free digi!

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Wags 'n Whiskers - Sketch
Paper Cutz - Ladybug, bee, or butterfly
Sweet Stampin' - Love Bugs
Creative Inspirations - Distress
Cupcake Inspirations - Photo inspiration

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!!!

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Something New

So in keeping with my resolution to try new things, here's a chipboard coaster album that I made.  I'll tell you I had fun doing it, but it took me longer than I thought it would.  Here are a few pics.

I would like to enter this project into the following challenges:

Simon Says Stamp - Anything But a Card
Do You Stack Up? - Ribbon
One Crazy Stamper - Pink
Craft Your Passion - Use Pink
A Spoonful of Sugar  - Anything but a Card

Hope you liked this project.  I've got another one that I hope to do in the next few days as well.

Monday, February 14, 2011

Happy Valentine's Day!

I hope everyone is enjoying their Valentine's Day so far.  We've got beautiful weather here, so I've got no complaints.  Here's my last Valentine's Day card for a while.  I got this cute precolored image from Ellephantastic

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Truly Scrumptious - Sketch
Cute Card Thursday - Hearts & Flowers
Crafts 4 Eternity - Photo inspiration color recipe
Winter Wonderland - To the One I Love
Stamp, Scrap, & Doodle - Love is in the Air
Craft Your Days Away - Photo Inspiration
Sentimental Sundays - Red, White, Pink, plus a sentiment
The Crafty Pad - Hearts
By the Cute and Girly - Red is All Around Us
Sunday's with Crissy - Love
A Spoonful of Sugar - Let's See Some Love
Stamps R Us - Valentine/Love

Whew!  That's it for now.  I hope you all enjoy the rest of your Valentine's Day.  See you tomorrow!!!

Friday, February 11, 2011

Kitchen Tilda

Here is another Magnolia stamp that I won at the end of last year (I got a bunch of them!). I wasn't exactly sure how I was going to use her until I got my Dream Street papers. I think they work great with this stamp.
I made another tulle bow, this time light green, and I stitched around a curve (first time doing that!).  

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Fab 'n' Funky - Tempting Texture
Crafting Life's Pieces - Sketch

That's it for me today (not much all week actually).  Hopefully I'll have more for you all next week.  Have a great weekend!!!

Thursday, February 10, 2011

By LORi Designs DT

I have some great news to share with you.  I am part of the new By LORi Designs design team!  This week is a color challenge.

For my card I used Ella the Elephant.  Isn't Ella just adorable?

Be sure to head over to the By LORi Designs Challenge blog to see what the other new DT members have done.  We'd love for you to play along for your chance to win a free image from the BLD Shop.

I would also like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Flourishes - Button Up!
Tuesday Morning Sketches - Sketch
Tuesday Throwdown - Buttons

Have a great day!

Monday, February 7, 2011


Happy, Happy Monday!  Here's another Tilda stamp that I haven't inked up in a while.  I decided this would be another easel card.  I added a gemstone butterfly, some rhinestones, flowers, and Flower Soft.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Creative Inspirations - Sketch
Magnolia-licious - Photo Inspiration
Craft Your Passion - Anything Goes
Tuesday Throwdown - Add Stitching
All That Scraps - Anything Goes
Delightful Challenges - Come Fly with Me

Hope everyone had a great Monday.  See you tomorrow!

Friday, February 4, 2011

Happy 70th Birthday

Happy Friday!  I have to tell you that this card took no time at all.  I used a freebie colored image from Beccy's Place and then printed out the freebie papers from Bearly Mine Designs (and she's got some gorgeous freebies).  Run some pieces through the sewing machine, slap some tape on it, add a ribbon and a few embellies and I'm done.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Creative Card Crew - Purple and Pink
The Beary Scrap - Sketch
Flourishes  - Winter Thaw (photo inspiration)
Top Tip Tuesday - Anything Girlie
PaperWorks Co. - Recipe Tuesday (stitch, 2 papers, ribbon/lace)
Ooh La La Creations - 3 of a Kind

That's it for me.  I hope you all have a wonderful weekend!!!

Judy's Got Candy!!!

Judy at Joy in a JAR has candy here.  Better hurry though she picks a winner Sunday night!

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Birthday Girl

Wow!  It's been 2 days since I posted and it's not even the weekend.  I think my mojo took a vacation, but it came back today.  Here's another Magnolia Tilda card.  I like that this stamp can be used at Christmas and for birthdays.  The sentiment is a freebie from Bird's Cards.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Just Magnolia - Going Dotty
Friday Sketchers - Sketch
Drunken Stampers - Birthday Bash
Stamptacular Sunday Challenge - Whateva!
Flutterby Wednesdays - Anything Goes w/fairy, butterfly, or angel
Papertake Weekly  - Anything Goes w/flowers

I'm hoping to eek out another card today before my mojo takes off again.